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1$4 PBK ANNUM] FRIDAY, MA.Y 24-, 1861. volume i. No 5 BY J. O. MORRILL. 10BLi8HBD TUESDAY9 AND FRIDAYS 1 A YEAR—$2 FORSIXMONTHS. invariably in advance. j^AlES OF ADVERTISING: n„* Square, ten lines or less. $1 for the first lartion. 50 cents for each one following. 1,,rl ' 3 rnos. 6 mos. 1 vear. cfl,iare.$ 7 50 $12 '$18 I’ ares.12 00 18 24 •lA-four h Column-.20 00 25 45 nf-half Column.35 00 60 65 Sree fourths Col’..-45 00 60 75 ne Column.50 00 75 100 Advertisements mav be renewed at any time r paying for composition, $1 per 1000 ems. Displayed advertisements charged for the >are occupied. Transient advertisements, one square (10 lesor less) for the first insertion, $1; Each bsequent insertion, 50 cts. Payable when e advertisement is discontinued. 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Payment in advance. ; unpolitical circulars charged as adver tisements. gSgT Advertisements not ordered for a spe eded tnue, will be inserted till forbidden, and rbarged for accordingly. (jn AH advertising to be paid for quarterly. ircmmS Job Office! [Having secured lithe services of a supe rior JOB PRINTER, m I he Citizen Office < prepared te accoin nodate iU customers WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PRINTING, PJRO MPTLI. I CARDS, BILL HEADS, HANDBILLS, CIRCULARS, Etc., printed in the neatest style. LASTK3* We have an excellent stock of Blanks on hand consisting in part of F DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE; QUIT CLAIM DEEDS; SHERIFF’S TAX DEEDS— ra bait form in the State. — JLSO — Sheriffs', Justices’ and Constables' BLANKS. Blank Bill* Ladino —on superior paper. We have an excellent DRY-PRESS, which renders the face of the paper free from ||indention by the type. i Our old customers are solicited to | giaend us their work. Those who have not Stried us are requested to give us a call. , OUR WORK is well done, and our rates ■|of charges as LOW as the LOWEST, Over six years’ experience in the Printing Busines at De» Arc, enables us to *now and appreciate the wants of the public. Send your Job Work to, and buy your blank* at the Citusn Oryxes. mrl3tf MEMPHIS ADVERTISEMENTS. J. £. MERRIMAN & C0. N O 253, MAIN-STREET, MEMPHIS.TENN., Have now on hand and For Sale, at the most reasonable prices, the Finest Assortment of Together with all kinds of HUNTING INSTRUMENTS, they have ever exhibited in MEMPHIS. Where do you Buy your SILVER. WARE, — YOUR— Table Cutlery ! CASTORS. I' —AND— ; _ r: .> ■'' • •• CLOCKS! Wife bought them at 253 Main Street. The Ladies all think they can get rather BETTER BARGAINS . — AT— MERRIM AN’S THAN AT ANY OTHER PEACE. J. E. MERRIMAN & CO., No. 253.... .Main Street.No. 253 MEMPHIS, TENN. Oct. 10. OUR. T * VJEJT TM #i T Mi ru.iu MEMPHIS. Stock More Extenx to than ever, -AND Equal to any in the Union ! Our leading articles are DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, WATCHES, SILVER-WARE, SPECTACLES, CLOCKS, GUNS, PISTOLS, &C., WITH the usual variety of Goods in our line. ALL KINDS OF WORK Done in the best manner, and With DESPATCH! F. H. CLARK & CO., 1VO. 1) Clark’s Marble Block, MEMPHIS.TENT*. Jan. 2, 1861. [6m _ ——■— IMPROI ED PROPERTY ONBU>'« NA VISTA STREET FOR SALE. THE East half of LOT No 6, Block 25. on ; Buena Vista street, in Des Arc, is offered for j sale on reasonable terms. The building was j formerly occupied by J. W. Wallace, as a Family Grocery. The location is one of the , CONSTITUTION OF THE PRA1KU3 COUNTY AG R1CUL1 UR A L SOCIETY. o ffToers. President, B. F Ford; Vice President, A. O. Edwards; Secretary, R. C. McCarley; Treasurer, G. A. Mclver; Corresponding Secretary, T. B. Kent. Directors.—S. R. Brown, J. C. Morrill, Sim Horne, B. B. Allen, J. C. Davie, B. M Barnes, D. P. Black. A. Ragland, R. Mc lver, A. F. McCain, D. W. Munroe, C. D. Taylor. Building Committee.—D. P. Black, A. O. Edwards, D. W. Munroe. Premium Committee.—John S. Pearson, R. McCarley, R. Mclver, J. S. Williams. Ring Master.—John S. Pearson. Herald.—W. W. Wair. Marshal.—J. G. Warner. article i. Title of the Society. — This Society shall be known by the name of the “Prairie County Agricultural Society.” article ii. § 1. The officers of this Society shall con sist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Tieasurer and Directors. § 2. Officers and Directors shall hereafter be elected by ballot at the Annual Meeting of the Society in March, and shall hold their offices one year, and until their successors are chosen. § 3. In the election of officers and direc tors, a plurality of votes cast shall be necessary to elect. Vacancies may be filled at any meeting of the Society. ARTICLE III. § 1. The President, Vice President, Secre tary. Treasurer and Directors, shall compose a Board of Managers, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and it shall be the duty of said E j .rd to manage the propeity and business of this Society as shall best promote the interests of Agriculture, Horticulture, the Mechanic A .A '' .1 1I__1...I_A_- * U_,.U~11 1 V ■ b.l UHU liui>rviiuiu I IIMUOVJ J J J hold aiul conduct Annual Fairs and Exhibi tions, and (listiibute premiums to the persons exhibiting the best and most meritorious speci mens in these several departments. ARTICLE IV § 1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at meetings of the Society, and of the Board of Managers. The Vice President shall perforin the duties of the President in bis absence. ATTICLE V. § 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to make and keep a neat record of the proceed ings of Ihe Society, and of the Boatd of Mana gers. and to pei form such other approp'iate duties as may he assigned him by the Society or its Board of Managers. §2. The Secretary shall keep a book'for the special purpose of recording the names of Ihe Annual and Life Members, and the names of donoi-3, and the amounts contributed by each; he shall as soon as practical pay over all monies received by him to the Treasurer. article vi. § 1. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to receive all monies and property due the So ciety or donated for its benefit, and to dispose of the same only as directed by a resolution of the Roaid of Managers, certified by the President and countersigned by the aeeretary. He shall Keep an account of his receipts and disbuisements, and repoit the same with proper vouchers to the Society, at its annual meetings, and to the Board of Manageis as often as they may requite; and shall give bond for the faithful discharge of his duty in such suiety and sums as they may deem proper. article vii. § 1 The Annual Meetings of this Society shall be held on the 2d Monday in March of each year, at such place as the Society may designate. ARTICLE VIII. 5 1. The Board of Managers may make such Rules, Regulations and By-Laws as they may deem proper, consistent with the Con stitution. article XI. § 1. Any person may become a member of this Society for one year by paying into the treasury the sum of $1, or may become a life member by paying at one time the sum of $10. article x. § 1. This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two thirds of all the members present at any Annual Meeting, or at a called meeting, provided thirty days public notice of the same be given. GENERAL RULES. 1. Life and Annual members of the Society, and all others who shall pay $1 into the trea sury, will be furnished with badges entitling them to compete for premiums, admission with the bona fide members of their family with caniages to the Show Ground, and all departments of the exhibition during its continuance. 2 block and articles must be entered in the name of the bona fide owners, and Grain, Fruit, Vegetables, Daiiy Products and Domes tic Manufactures, must have been raised and made by the exhibitor thereof, unless excep tions be made in the published list of premi ums offered bv the Board of Managers. 3. Animals and articles that have taken premiums at previous exhibitions will not be allowed to compete except for a higher pre mium, in case they are adjudged best after having received the highest premium a certi cate of the fact will be awarded. No animal or article can compete but for a single pre mium. 4. Premiums will not be paid on animals or articles of inferior merit although there may be no competition. No piemium shall be paid on any animal or ar’icle owned by a firm, unless each member of said film is a member of the Society. 5. No person shall act as a judge for award ing premiums for which he is any way a competitor. 6. Any person who shall knowingly violate the regulations of the Society, or who shall seek to obtain a premium by false pretences, or by impioper iuteference with the Judges, shall be excluded from competition; and if a member, from tb« Society. 7. Peraiums awarded and called for at or before the annual meeting in March will be considered as donations to the Society. 8. CopeUUoo ob bU prudes opto to the St»te. 1 '. "". I BV THE ARKANSAS STATE TELEGRAPH LINE .ttrc All the regular telegraphic reports fo the newspapers are made up by the New York associated pre3S. No telegraphic operator 01 agent is permitted to make up such reports The telegraph company has no agency what ever in the preparation of dispatches for the press, nor is it in any manner responsible fo the character or truth of this kind ot news.] WEDNESDAY. Important from Little Rock STAY-LAW PASSED' Legislature meets May 29. McCULLOCH COMMANDS THE WESTERN FORCES. ERUPTION AMONG THE OFFICIALS. THE CONVENTION VS The Legislature—the Governor—the Peo ple—and Iht Rest of Mankind. FIRE AT NASHVILLE. ACCIDENT TO THE KENTUCKY. War Movements Feverish. THOM LITTLE ROCK. Special Despatch to the Citizen : Little Rock. May 21.—Liw passed-'sus pending ail sales under execution until the convention orders otherwise. Legislature assembles on the 29th. McCulloch takes command of onr western defenses, and makes requisitions upon Arkan sas, Indian Territory, Texas and Louisiana for six regiments. Pike goes out with him as Indian Commissioner. A dangerous eruption between the differ ent Departments of the State Government i« appiehended in consequence of the call of the Legislature. The Convention will re quire all officials to take oath to support its acts It is thought the Governor will de cline. FROM MISSOURI. St. Louts, May 21.—The Chief of the Police Commissioners has issued a proclamation to allay the excitement* No arrests will be made for an opinion, over actors only are imperilled. Ferd Rennet died to-day. FROM ILLINOIS. Chicago, May 21.—Mr. Douglas is conva lescent. Chicago, May 20 —Senator Douglas is bet ter, but is not out of danger. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, May 21.—The Freedom has arrived with two prizes and despatches from Fort Monroe. A passenger reports the throwing of shell and shot harmlessly into the fortification of Sewall point. The Niagara has been detached on more important business. She will be replaced by smaller vessels at Charleston The Postal Department is said to have or dered the suspension of mails to the seaboard and rivers of the seceded States. me Trioune says mat oy a ooiu sinne, evi dence was obtained against Southern, sympa thizers at a given hour. . Government officials invaded the principal telegraphic offices in tbe free States, seizing the records of tbe past year. Tbe Government holds the home enemies of the Republic at its mercy. Butler moves immediately. It is reported here that one thousand Vir ginians have left Harper’s Ferry to resist the Abolitionists who are about to invade Wheel ing, Virginia. Dupont, of Gunpowder notoriety, has been made a Major General. The programme for approaching session of Congress, July 4tb. has bean arranged. The •assion will be a short ana. Ex-Secretary Floyd has bean appointed to the rank of General. He is raising a Virginia brigade. The firing on Sewall’s point has fired the hearts of the Virginians, and a brisk retalia tion is anticipated. The time for bidding on 9,000,000 Govern ment loan continues until Saturday. The best bids will be accepted. The rule heretofore has been to take the minimum bids. FROM MARYLAND. Baltimore, May 21—The Southerners, opposite Williamsport, are 1000 strong. Frederick. May 21.—Two thousand Mis sissippians and two Regiments of Alab.imiaus arrived at Harper’s Ferry yesterday-*-15,000 more are expected at Williamsport. The troops are erecting huts, indicating tbe inten tion of forming a permanent cunp, as a base of hostile operations ill Pennsylvania. The Times says that the Wasbingron De partment has discontinued the passage of mails through St. Louis, New Orleans, Mobile via Ponchai train Also the steamship mail line from New Orleans via Pensacola, Apa lachicola, Cedar Keys and Tampa Bay to Key West. Also, from New Orleans to Texas points. FROM INDIANA. Indianatolis. May 21—Drognoli who was driven from Dover Hill, Indiana, by the abo litionists ten days a go, is reported to have re turned at the bead of 300 Secessionists, burn ing and banging as he goes. FROM NEW YORK New Yobk. May 20.—In the House of! Lords, Lord Derby expressed tbe hope that | the forthcoming proclaoettoa by the Govera-, ----a- ■.. 7" - •neat will emphatically1- warning, if Ornish subjects join piivateers •.»»• become i:,. . olv«;l on cither sid", that th-i# blood" will be upon tb’ir own heads. He sai<j| there yjould be ao redress ftorn England.* > A ship enroute for Liverpool from Charles ton has been insured at fifteen guineas. The Chamber of Commerce has called the attention of the French Government to the un guarded condition of French ■ shipping in American waters, urging action in the matter. Lord Palmerston deprecated the present con Ution of Amferic&n affairs. The navy yards are active, and a powerful squadron is on the way. The Times says that the United States heretofore upheld privateer ing and demanded the right of seareb, both now are turned against her. The steamship Canada, from Liverpool, of the 9th inst., has arrived at Farther Point. The general news was unimportant.. . . n TwVeki. a Hungarian patriot, has bees ft? sa«<inated Nothing via Londonderry. The Desoto has arrived—-he m<*t the steam ers Niagara and Huntsville, which had captur ed two vessels Cotton market very dull—prices are un changed. New York. May 21 'The Terrle, having on board 150 kegs or powder,has been seized in North river. The steamship Edinburgh, from Europe, has just arrived. FROM MONTGOMERY. Montgomery, May 20.—The public pro ceedings of the Southern Congress are unim portant. It Is reported that. Congress will adjourn to morrow. Various speculations are indulged in asl;o the probable place of re assembling. The most popular is that they will re-asseinble in July at Kichmpnd. Montgomery, May 21.—Gov. Ellis. of North Carolina, telegraphed to President Da vis that North Carolina has passed unanimous ly an ordinance of secession fn the State Con vention which assembled yesterday. from .tenn essee. Nashville, May 20.— Warehouse contain ing military stores was destroyed by fire yes terday morning—loss $17,000, insured for $15,000. The house adjoining, occppied by rvuci j uuuuatMi av vu»} v*uuic«ic uav ivviv was destroyed—fully insured. Memphis, May 21.—The Prince of Wales arrived here from below last evening. She had on board the killed and wounded from the steamer Kentucky. The authorities took possession of her. Nine hundred troops left here for up river, destination unknown. Gov. Harris and Gen. Pillow are now in this city. Five thousand more troops have been order- .• ed to rendezvous at Coiinth Mississippi, by order of Gov. Pettus, subject to 01 der of Gen. Pillow. The steamer Kentucky, Capt Lee, of the regular Memphis and Vicki-burg packet line, on her way from Vick^bug Sunday morning, half-past four o’clock, when opposite Colum bia, Arkansas, exploded’her mud receiver, which gave way on top, clo-ie to starboard side. The explosion was upwards, and the ca bin floor over the boilers was ripped up hy the force of steam and water for a distance of forty feet, and from three to nine feet wide, while the fire brick were hurled into the craia. The boat had just rounded out from Columbia. Eleven killed and sixteen badly wounded. Among the killed are the 1st and 2nd clerks, Capt. LeS scalded, but not dangetotisj 2nd Engineer badly scalded. No one from Ark»R* sas on board. PROM NEW ORLEANS New Orleans, May 21.—Russell, the cor respondent of the London Times, arrived this morning, PROM KENTUCKY. Louisville, May 20.—The Ohio river at this point is raising with eight feet Water in the canal. Louisville, May 21.—It ia reported that , 75 Lineolnites and two guns have crossed to Spattsville, Green river, Kentucky. i ne arms ac raaucau are ujieaieneu ana Kentuckians are guarding them. The inva sion will result in blood. Five cannons will be sent to Paraquette Springs. Much excitement prevails throughout the State of Kentucky in consequence of reports that Northern muskets have been clandestine ly introduced into the State, and hava been placed in the hands of persons sworn to se crecy. Political matters are feverish. FROM PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia, May 21.—Ths ship P»rk bill, from Liverpool to Charleston, was cap tured in attempting to run the blockade. PROM MASSACHUSETTS. Boston, May 17. -The steamer Babibrldgb proceeds to Aspinwall to epnvoy the Califor nia steamers. .. ,« s «■ ■ — Conduct op the New York Rot* riANS *in Washington City.—A cor respondent of ihe New York Times wdieK* The Fire Zouaves are continuing their pranks, and expounding to the terrified people of this city iheir very free end easy ideas about property. Yesterday a squad went into a boot store, cast off their eld leathers, selected the best and walked off, telling the tradesman ihpt jtb* Goyernmenl would make it all right. Tp-day they have been ransacking the Capital"like so many rats, breaking open doors, ripping cushions, and tearing up carpets, knock ing down the guards, and charing imagi nary Secessionists through the streets— jumping on coaches, ana going it. pelU m**ll. One fellow came across a pig near the White House, when I was up there this morning; he incontinently seized his porcine majesty, ripped out his bowie-knife and cut his throat, swearing that pigs had no business in Washington. Col. Ells worth is out with a card, disavowing the acts of his Zouaves, asserting that the ma jority are law-abiding; and that he will ship the rest when they take the oath nexl week. 4 ; , , .. ,.m -♦#« . gfiBT Rifled caoQOQ are being made at •Jeers' Foundry'* in New Orleans, and it will soon. he able to turn out thid. superi or artillery in aoy quantity.